There are 4 ways to get from Cardiff to London Paddington Station by train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  1 h 59 min

$75 - $150

Cheapest option

Bus National Express  •  3 h 31 min

  1. National Express

$17 - $24

2 alternative options

Bus Megabus UK  •  4 h 34 min

  1. M25

$56 - $87

Drive  •  2 h 36 min

  1. 150.2 miles

$30 - $50

What companies run services between Cardiff, Wales and London Paddington Station, England?

Great Western Railway operates a train from Cardiff to London Paddington Station hourly. Tickets cost $75 - $150 and the journey takes 1 h 59 min. Alternatively, National Express operates a bus from Cardiff to London Paddington Station every 2 hours. Tickets cost $15 - $20 and the journey takes 3 h 8 min.

Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Cardiff Central to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $150
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $65
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $150
Bus operators
National Express
Megabus UK
Phone
0871 266 3333
Email
enquiries@megabus.com
Website
uk.megabus.com
Bus from Cardiff, Kingsway to Heathrow Airport Terminal 5, Heathrow Terminal 5
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $45
Book at
uk.megabus.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Cardiff and London Paddington Station is 208 km. The road distance is 240 km.

The cheapest way to get from Cardiff to London Paddington Station is to bus which costs £13 - £18 and takes 3 h 31 min.

The quickest way to get from Cardiff to London Paddington Station is to train which takes 1 h 59 min and costs £60 - £110.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Cardiff Central and arriving at London Paddington. Services depart hourly. The journey takes approximately 1 h 59 min.

The train from Cardiff Central to London Paddington takes 1 h 59 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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